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Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February is Heart Month and Valentine’s Day – this is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy. Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is the number one killer in Canada. A number of risk factors, alone or in combination, can lead to increased risk for heart disease: • Smoking • Diet high in […]

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Top 10 Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

December is a festive time with holiday parties, office potlucks, New Years celebrations, family dinners and get togethers with friends. With this busy season being full of social eating and drinking it is easy to gain weight over the holidays. Research shows that the average weight gained over the holidays is about 1 lb. One […]

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Low Thyroid Levels and the Link to Type 2 Diabetes

Low Thyroid Levels and the Link to Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study found that those who have a low or an underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, may be at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes . This risk is there even if thyroid levels are at the low to normal levels. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the […]

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The Power of the Pumpkin

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Fall is in the air! And with fall comes the endless variety of pumpkin-infused foods – such as pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin granola the options are endless. This versatile fall squash is loaded with nutrients and can be a great addition to your diet. Beta carotene, the pro-vitamin that gives pumpkin […]

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Diabetes and High Blood Pressure: How to Reduce your Salt Intake

Blood Pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps. High blood pressure, or hypertension, makes  heart and stroke problems more likely.  Unfortunately, the problem is amplified in diabetes because high blood sugars can also damage the arteries and make them targets for early hardening (atherosclerosis). People […]

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Spring Clean Your Fitness Routine

    Plan it out – Write out your exercise goals for the week. If you are aiming for 30 minutes of exercise for three days, pick the days and times and write down what you plan to do to get your 30 minutes of activity.  Keeping a log of your workouts will give you […]

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How to Eat Fruits and Vegetables on a Budget!

Fruits and vegetables are the nutritional powerhouses of your diet.  They are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that may protect against cancer, heart disease, stroke and other health problems. Buying fresh fruit and vegetables may seem like the more expensive option at the grocery store.  One way to eat healthily while staying within […]

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Power up your Breakfast!

We have heard time and again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Studies have shown that breakfast eaters have more energy, are more productive at work, have better problem solving skills, and have an overall healthier diet than those who skip breakfast.  If you have diabetes, a high morning blood sugar […]

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Top 10 Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

December is a festive time with holiday parties, office potlucks, New Years celebrations, family dinners and get togethers with friends. With this busy season being full of social eating and drinking it is easy to gain weight over the holidays. Research shows that the average weight gained over the holidays is about 1 lb. One […]

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